A fifth of lawyers in the UK claimed to have suffered sexual harassment or bullying at work, according to research by The Times published last August. The SRA also disclosed that complaints to the regulator of sexual harassment in the workplace have risen steeply in recent years, with 117 active cases related to sexual misconduct being dealt with as at June 2020.

What can law firms do to prevent such behaviour?

Recently my colleagues Emma Bartlett and Sophie Rothwell wrote an article for The Global Legal Post on best practice steps for law firms and partners to mitigate against an increase in misconduct and harassment issues:

Sexual harassment and bullying – what can law firms do to prevent it?